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If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) for the first time, you may face which of the following penalties?


If you are convicted of DWI for the first time, you may have to pay a fine of up to $500 or go to jail for up to 90 days or do both. In addition, the MVD will revoke your driver license for between six months and one year, you will have to attend a mandatory alcohol or drug treatment program, and you will be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on every motor vehicle you drive for a period of one year. The IID will monitor your blood alcohol content (BAC) and prevent the vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds a preset limit. [Alcohol and the Law, Drinking and Driving, Be In Shape to Drive, New Mexico Driver Manual], [NM Stat § 66-8-102]